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Rielle Navitski

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Associate Professor

Rielle Navitski teaches a range of film history and theory courses, including Latinx Film and Visual Culture and Latin American Film and Media. Her research interests include Latin American cinema, silent and early sound film, and the relationship between cinema and print culture.

Dr. Navitski's articles have appeared in Cinema JournalScreenFilm History, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and TelevisionJournal of Latin American Cultural StudiesRevista de Estudios Hispánicos, Revista Iberoamericana, and a number of edited collections. Her Ph.D. thesis received the 2014 SCMS Dissertation Award for outstanding dissertation in film and media studies. Her book Public Spectacles of Violence: Sensational Cinema and Journalism in Early Twentieth-Century Mexico and Brazil (Duke University Press, 2017) expands on this research, exploring how early films and the illustrated press in the two nations staged spectacles of violence that were framed as signs of local modernity.

Dr. Navitski is the co-editor (with Leslie Marsh) of Latinx Media: An Open-Access Textbook (University of North Georgia Press, 2022) and (with Nicolas Poppe) of Cosmopolitan Film Cultures in Latin America, 1896-1960, an anthology of critical essays and primary texts in English translation (Indiana University Press, 2017). She is currently completing a book manuscript entitled Transatlantic Cinephilia: Networks of Film Culture Between Latin America and France, 1945-1965 (under contract, University of California Press). 


Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Research Interests:

Transatlantic Cinephilia

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